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Ossian: Ossian

Ossian: Ossian (Springthyme SPRCD 1003)


Springthyme Records SPR/SPRC 1003 (LP/cass., UK, July 1977)
Springthyme Records SPRCD 1003 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by Peter Shepheard;
Recorded and mixed by Colin Nicolson at Pan-Audio Studis, Edinburgh, between 19 February and 1 June 1977;
Original sleeve design by Colin Brown


Billy Jackson, Celtic harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, vocals;
John Martin, fiddle, mandolin, cello, vocals;
George Jackson, fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle, guitar, vocals;
Billy Ross, lead vocals, guitar, whistle, dulcimer


Side 1Side 2
  1. The Corncrake (Roud 98; G/D 5:945; Henry H18b) / I Hae a Wife o Ma Ain jig (2.50)
  2. Sitting in the Stern of a Boat (Mi'm Shuidh'an Deireadh Bàta) slow air (2.55)
  3. Ma Rovin Eye (Roud 866) (2.44)
  4. O Mo Dhúthaich (Oh My Country) Gaelic song / Ossian's Lament (6.38)
  5. The 72nd Highlanders Farewell Tae Aberdeen pipe march / The Favourite Dram bumpkin (2.37)
  6. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud V1011) (4.28)
  1. Brose and Butter (Roud 12585) / Monaghan Jig / Jackson's Bottle of Brandy jigs (5.28)
  2. Music of Spey slow air (3.38)
  3. Let Me In This Ae Nicht (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (5.31)
  4. Spootaskerry / The Willow Kishie / Simon's Wart Shetland reels (3.30)
  5. Oidche Mhath Leibh (Goodnight to You) Gaelic song (3.20)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Rev. William MacLeod (18th century);
Track 4a Allan MacPhee;
Track 6 Robert Burns;
Track 8 James Scott Skinner;
Track 10a Ian Burns;
Track 10b Willie Hunter jnr.;
Track 10c Willie Hunter snr.;

> Folk Music > Records > Alba: Alba


Alba: Alba (Rubber RUB021)


Rubber Records RUB021 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Produced by Geoff Heslop;
Recorded by Mickey Sweeney at Impulse Sound Studio, Newcastle;
Sleeve photography by David Ewles;
Logo by Jim Divers


Alan McLeod, Highland bagpipes, bodhrán;
Tony Cuffe, guitar, lyre, whistle, vocals;
Sean O'Rourke, vocals, bouzouki, flute, whistle;
Mike Ward, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals


Side 1Side 2
  1. Glen Rinnes / The Jig of Slurs
  2. The Overgate (Roud 866)
  3. King's Favourite
  4. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252)
  5. The Mermaid's Song / John Murray of Lochee / Pipe Major George Allen
  1. The Blacksmith's Reel / The Star of Munster
  2. Fear Ah Bhata (Roud 4356; Henry H834)
  3. Drummond Castle / Paddy's Leather Breeches
  4. Captain Ward (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39)
  5. The Gartan Mother's Lullaby
  6. The Geese in the Bog / Dr. McInnes' Fancy

All tracks trad. arr. Alba except
Track 10 words Seosamh MacCathmhaoil (Joseph Campbell), music trad. coll. Herbert Hughes (1904)

> Folk Music > Records > Ossian: Dove Across the Water

Ossian: Dove Across the Water

Ossian: Dove Across the Water (Iona IR 004)

Dove Across the Water

Iona Records IR 004 (LP, UK, 1982)
Iona Records IRCD004 (CD, UK, 1990)

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Produced by Ossian;
Recorded by Calum Malcolm at Castle Sound Studios, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland in April 1982;


Billy Jackson, harp, uilleann pipes, whistle, double bass, vocals;
George Jackson, guitar, fiddle, whistle, vocals;
John Martin, fiddle, cello, vocals;
Tony Cuffe, vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, tiplé;
Iain MacDonald, pipes, vocals, flute, whistle, jew's harp

with Flora MacNeil and Maggie MacInnes


Side 1Side 2
  1. Duncan Johnstone / The Duck / The Curlew (4.39)
  2. Braw Sailin' on the Sea (Roud 5537; G/D 6:1217) (5.02)
  3. Drunk at Night, Dry in the Morning (2.54)
  4. Will Ye Go to Flanders? (Roud 8544) (6.04)
  1. Tae the Beggin’ (Roud 286; G/D 3:488) (4.43)
  2. Mile Marbhaisg (2.54)
  3. Dove Across the Water
    1. Iona Theme (1.56)
    2. March - The Cunning Workmen (3.49)
    3. Columba (4.19)
    4. Iona Theme, Reprise (1.52)

Tracks 1a, 3, 5-6 trad.;
Track 1b Pipe Major Donald MacLeod;
Track 1c Donald Macpherson;
Track 2 trad. / Tony Cuffe;
Track 4 trad. / Billy Ross;
Track 7acd George Jackson;
Track 7b Tony Cuffe

The "Dove Across the Water sequence is a rearranged and rerecorded version of music created for the film Iona… Dove Across the Water produced for Films of Scotland by Mike Alexander in 1982.

> Folk Music > Records > Tony Cuffe: When First I Went to Caledonia

Tony Cuffe: When First I Went to Caledonia

Tony Cuffe: When First I Went to Caledonia (Iona IR 011)

When First I Went to Caledonia
Tony Cuffe (1954-2001)

Iona Records IR 011 (LP, UK, 1988)

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Produced by Tony Cuffe;
Recorded at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh;
Engineered by Pete Haigh and Ian Beveridge;
Photographs by Robert Burns;
Sleeve design by Alasdair Campbell


Tony Cuffe, vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, tiple, whistle, bass whistle, harmonium, synthesiser


Side 1Side 2
  1. When First I Went to Caledonia (4.31)
  2. Miss Wharton Duff / The Mare (3.08)
  3. The Iron Horse (Roud 5834; G/D 2:291) (3.41)
  4. Caledonia (Roud 5543; G/D 2:227; Henry H162) (4.53)
  5. Dr. McInnes' Fancy / Jim Tweedie's Sea Legs (3.26)
  1. The Buchan Turnpike (Roud 5961; G/D 3:460) (5.15)
  2. The Lass o' Patie's Mill (Roud 8651) (2.23)
  3. The Weary Pund o’ Tow (Roud 435; G/D 8:1867) (2.57)
  4. Paddy Kelly's / The Humours of Tulla (2.09)
  5. Otterburn (Roud 3293; Child 161) (5.30)
  6. The Scalloway Lasses / Miss Forrester (3.13)

Tracks 1, 3, 6, 10 trad.;
Track 2a William Marshall;
Track 4 words trad., music Tony Cuffe;
Track 5a Pipe Major Donald McLeod;
Track 5b J. Allan Macgee;
Track 8 Robert Burns

> Folk Music > Records > Tony Cuffe: Sae Will We Yet

Tony Cuffe: Sae Will We Yet

Tony Cuffe: Sae Will We Yet (Greentrax CDTRAX243)

Sae Will We Yet
Tony Cuffe (1954-2001)

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX243 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Comprising mainly previously unreleased material gathered from surviving private, concert and studio recordings, this album has at its heart tracks from a projected solo album of Scottish and Irish love songs. Tony worked on these recordings at home in Arlington throughout 2001 for as long as his health would allow, and the resulting takes were completed and mixed in Edinburgh in accordance with his instructions.

Engineered by Nik Kinloch;
Executive producer Stuart Eydmann;
Mastered by Jim Sutherland


Tony Cuffe, vocals, guitar, harp, harmonium;
Jerry O'Sullivan, uilleann pipes, whistle;
Pat O'Gorman, flute;
John Skelton, bodhrán;
Laurel Martin, Derek Hoy, fiddles;
Jenny Clark, chorus;
Norman Chalmers, whistle;
Billy Jackson, harp;
Jock Tamson's Bairns [13]


  1. Tail Toddle (Roud 11275; G/D 8:1716) (3.50)
  2. Angus G. McLeod / The Ewie wi the Crookit Horn (Roud 2140) (4.44)
  3. Cairn o' Mount (Roud 3794; G/D 5:1042) (4.46)
  4. The Girl That Broke My Heart / Mary McMahon (4.16)
  5. Kelvin's Purling Stream (Roud 3947) (4.23)
  6. Rachel Rae (4.43)
  7. The Bonny Lassie (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (3.57)
  8. The Burning of the Piper's Hut (4.41)
  9. The Road to Drumleman (3.48)
  10. Caller Herrin' (Roud 18353) (1.40)
  11. The Water o Wearie's Well (Roud 5757) (7.35)
  12. Hector the Hero / The Marquis of Huntley's Highland Fling (4.18)
  13. Sae Will We Yet (Roud 5611; G/D 3:552) (4.54)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2a Donald MacLeod;
Track 3 words Alexander Balfour, music Tony Cuffe;
Track 9 words Willie Mitchell, music Tony Cuffe;
Track 10 Nathaniel Gow;
Track 12a James Scott Skinner;
Track 12b George Jenkins;
Track 13 words Walter Watson, music Tony Cuffe